Posts tagged midwest
Saved From the Wrecking Ball – Live at the Armory

Jacob and Dustin interview Brad and Regina Emberton, the duo behind The Armory’s restoration, about their path to purchasing the condemned building, its curious history as a shooting range, recreation facility, and wedding venue, and the future of the surrounding district.

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What a Park Means to a City w/ Aaron Perri

Jacob and Dustin enjoy a wide-ranging conversation with Aaron Perri about his history with South Bend, his thoughts on what a good park can do for a neighborhood, how he thinks about ending creative projects, the founding of Howard Park as an innovative pleasure ground, and what Howard Park’s multi-million dollar transformation will mean to the city at-large.

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119 Years at The Lauber – Live at The J.C. Lauber Building

Jacob and Dustin interview Frank Perri and Patrick Whittling, partners in The J.C. Lauber Building, about continuing the building’s century-long legacy as a cornerstone of South Bend’s East Bank neighborhood.

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May the Storefronts Be Filled – Live on Western Avenue

Jacob and Dustin interview Sam Centellas and Scott Ford, two people who played pivotal roles in the Western Avenue corridor’s economic resurgence and transformation from a street that you would drive through, to a neighborhood that you drive to.

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The $6 Million Side Project – Live at The Hibberd

Jacob and Dustin interview three partners in The Hibberd about their decision to risk time and money on a restoration project, The Hibberd’s contribution to South Bend’s resurgent narrative, and their vision of a vibrant, walkable downtown.

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Downtown Matters – Live at LaSalle Kitchen & Tavern

Jacob and Dustin explore the history of South Bend’s oldest standing commercial building with Mark McDonnell, the building’s owner and founder of both LaSalle Grill and LaSalle Kitchen and Tavern.

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Pete Buttigieg in Conversation with INVANTI

On Thursday, February 7th Pete Buttigieg interviewed a panel of the cohort members about their time in South Bend and the problems they aim to solve. This evening took place inside a newly renovated wing of The Exner Office, a collaborative workspace currently home to INVANTI, West.SB, South Bend on Purpose, and Hurry Home.

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Introducing Season 3 of South Bend on Purpose

In Season 3 of South Bend on Purpose, we'll tell the stories of people who are betting on South Bend by investing new purpose into old spaces, whether that's an old industrial building or a once lively plot of land; people whose internal purpose has manifested itself into a physical part of our city.

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My City Is My Assignment w/ Kintae Lark

Kintae Lark, the founder of Inspiration Barber-Salon, joins the pod to discuss how the challenges he faced growing up makes him a powerful and positive force for our city’s youth and why he firmly believes that his city, South Bend, is his assignment.

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Venture Capital, Meet South Bend w/ Max Brickman

Max Brickman, managing director of Heartland Ventures, joins the pod to discuss his decision to stay in South Bend, his venture capital firm’s unique partnerships with Midwest family-owned businesses, and how this path has shifted the way he values community.

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It's Not Studebaker, Indiana w/ Chuck Nelson

Chuck Nelson, currently working as the Executive Director of The Judd Leighton Foundation, joins the pod to discuss his current interest in economic development and entrepreneurship, Notre Dame’s relationship with the city, and memories about South Bend’s booming past that affect the way he thinks about the city today.

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A City of Innovation w/ Santiago Garces + Brian Donoghue

Santiago Garces and Brian Donoghue, South Bend’s Chief Innovation Officer and Director of Civic Innovation, join the pod to discuss their paths to South Bend and tell stories about why our city’s name is being spoken around the world.

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You Should Come by the House w/ Marian Hodges

Marian Hodges, a local technology executive, joins the pod to discuss her path to South Bend and the code words for making friends in the Midwest.

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Silicon Valley to South Bend w/ Robert Ramsey

Robert Ramsey, a relatively new resident of South Bend, joins the pod to discuss his love of Midwestern values, how we get to know a new city, and why South Bend is the ideal place to build a meaningful life.

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From the Ground up w/ Dave Matthews

Dave Matthews, a real estate developer in South Bend, joins the pod to discuss his decision to come home after college, how he leveraged unique characteristics of South Bend to build new buildings, and why culture is paramount to rebuilding a city.

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Just a Kid from Haney Street w/ Shawn Henderson

Shawn Henderson, the principal of Riley High School, joins the pod to discuss how a kid from the South East Side became the unlikely principal of his neighborhood school and how that experiences makes him a powerful force for our city’s youth.

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A Culture of Striving w/ Kareemah Fowler

Kareemah Fowler, currently serving as City Clerk for South Bend, joins the pod to discuss how her entrepreneurial ventures (like buying 9 houses straight out of high school) and city government roles are pushing South Bend to be a place where opportunity is inclusive and abundant.

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Gripped by the City w/ Jason Miller

Jason Miller, lead pastor of South Bend City Church, joins the pod to discuss his understanding of place, why City Church is inextricably tied to the city, and how as he was about to move away, South Bend "grabbed me by the shoulders and was kind of like, 'hello.'"

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Made in River Park w/ Michelle Fitzgerald

Michelle Fitzgerald, founder of Make South Bend, joins the pod to explore how her personal mission of creating and restoring dignity in people is changing the lives of people who cross Make's threshold. 

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Coming Home w/ Pete Buttigieg

Mayor Pete Buttigieg joins the pod for a discussion about his decision to return to South Bend, the meaning of home, and why America needs to consider community as a new source of purpose.

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